"Memorial and remembrance jewelry has been around for hundreds of years," remarked Jakum. "In the 15th century, William Shakespeare ordered in his will that his wife and daughter should have rings with the words 'love my memory' engraved on the band."
Elkhart Lake, WI (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Custom-designed, handcrafted, memorial keepsake jewelry has never been more popular at the Metalmorphis (http://www.metalmorphisjewelry.com) studio, especially memorial jewelry that honors a family member, friend, loved one or even a cherished pet.
This type of jewelry has been and remains one of the hottest trends for holiday gifting. While it is not difficult to find jewelry designs that carry an engraved name or sentiment, today’s innovative jewelry makers are finding ways to capture ever more personalized remembrances.
Kim Jakum, owner of Metalmorphis, is one of these jewelers. She has developed a line of custom jewelry where, using .999 fine silver and proprietary technology, she is able to create miniaturized versions of a child’s artwork, the writings of a loved one, and even hand prints, foot prints or paw prints, on everything from pendants to bracelets to key chains, all of which are completely handcrafted in her Elkhart Lake studio.
"Memorial and remembrance jewelry has been around for hundreds of years," remarked Jakum. "In the 15th century, William Shakespeare ordered in his will that his wife and daughter should have rings with the words 'love my memory' engraved on the band. I wanted to take this concept to the next level and by exploring and employing new technologies and materials, I’ve been able to capture and incorporate personal mementos in ways that would have been impossible in the past; for instance, my child's drawing pendants.
Jakum indicates that creating custom memorial jewelry is a collaborative process between her and the purchaser and the process from start to finish can take as long as four weeks. She encourages parties interested in holiday gifts to contact her no later than mid-November and preferably sooner so pieces can ship in the proper time frame. As far as gift ideas, she notes that, "Key chains are super popular for grandparents. For Gen Y’ers especially, I’m seeing a lot of interest in dog tag style pendants. Moms love my round or rectangular pendants and for men, it’s definitely bracelets and cuff links."
Jakum also creates jewelry designs that incorporate logos, perfect for business gifting.
Jakum founded Metalmorphis in 2010 but has been creating and designing jewelry for over 20 years, with the mission of "transforming bits and pieces of your life into everlasting keepsakes." She is both a maker and a teacher and has studied with well-known jewelry artists such as Tim McCreight, Terry Kovalcik, Celie Fago and Wanaree Tanner. Her experience and training have paid off with a number of awards over the last several years.
Jakum’s Almandine Talisman Necklace has been seen the CW Network’s popular thriller, "The Vampire Diaries" and has been recognized in "Parent’s Magazine," "Metal Clay Today," Metal Clay Artist" and "Art Jewelry Magazine," and on numerous blogs, including "CoolMomPicks.com."
If you’d like more information about Metalmorphis Jewelry or would like to schedule an interview, contact Kim Jakum by phone or email.
ABOUT METALMORPHIS JEWELRY
Metalmorphis (http://www.metalmorphisjewelry.com) was founded in 2010 by jewelry designer Kim Jakum of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Jakum creates handcrafted, keepsake jewelry that she customizes and personalizes for the wearer. Kim has been designing and creating jewelry for over 20 years and is PMC certified. Her work has received numerous awards and has been featured in magazines, including "Metal Clay Artist" and "Art Jewelry Magazine."